Kojima: PlayStation 4 can render 1080p at 60fps with "room to spare"

Hideo Kojima praises Sony's new console; "The image quality of the PS4 is the most beautiful," he says.

Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima is a major PlayStation 4 supporter, saying in a new interview that Sony's new console is so powerful that it can render 1080p at 60fps with "room to spare." Kojima made the comments in a new "conversations with creators" interview with Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu (translated by DualShockers).

"I think, between the home consoles available in the domestic market, the PS4 is the best," Kojima said. "It's also excellent for graphics, being able to render 1080p at 60fps with room to spare. Since it does it a little better than other hardware, the image quality of the PS4 is the most beautiful. It's the closest to the photorealistic quality we are aiming at."

Kojima was careful in not making a direct comparison to the Xbox One, but it still appears the industry veteran is leaning towards Sony's camp in the battle between the two systems.

This isn't the first time Kojima praised the PS4, as he said last week that the PS4 version of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes looks "slightly better" on Sony's system compared to the Xbox One. Konami has yet to reveal the exact resolution of the game on PS4, but the publisher will release a trailer highlighting the differences in visual fidelity between the platforms soon.

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-Unreal-
-Unreal-

"with room to spare"

Is that why there's so much pop in? Is that why the graphics are generally underwhelming?

killip
killip

He's always been a supporter of Sony, this is nothing new.

nyran125tk
nyran125tk


PC is the future.


jks. just thought id stir some sht.


Sigh, must be bored.


1080p is like 8yr old technology. The original ghost recon in 2002 on PC had friggin 1920x1080 support. (granted you couldnt use it at that time, but it was there!!!

Hoski0999
Hoski0999

Other people can enjoy Metal Gear now at the same time besides just Sony owners and what do people do? They cry because Kojma stated a fact on resolution... Kinda sad.

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

Well Kojima and Sony are both Japanese so I'd expect them to support each other

gaijingamer7
gaijingamer7

Like this comment if you own both a 360 and PS3 but recognise sony has the superior brand.

DELUKARD
DELUKARD

It's not a secret that kojima has always praised sony consoles.

.-He said the ps2 was a very powerful console next to the dreamcast but never acknowledged that the gamecube and the xbox were superior.


.- on mgs4 Otacon mentions that blue ray tech is better and that if the game was released on another console( at that time it was the 360) we would have to switch disks and that's troublesome. BUT HE NEVER mentions that in order to play MGS4 we need to install chapters everytime we advance the story OR if we wanted to return to a place we already visited (which was more annoying that changing a disk).


.- lastly when Konami showed MGS4 demo with those graphics and on interviews Kojima saying that the game will look like that, and when the dame was released the game looked nothing like the E3 demo, (washout colors, blurry textures, almost no particles ETC ETC)

I'm a gamer and play on all consoles, but i hate when a developer behaves like a FANBOY because that's what kojima is.

guitarist1980
guitarist1980

That's just logic. I want to see some comparisons. But I still think MS controller is better and there infrastructure is better. There isn't much of a reason to own either console at this point. Wait until the end of the year. And if you really care about higher resolutions and 60 FPS, you should be looking at the PC, you can hook up a controller if you want for most games.

ojmstr
ojmstr

No wonder why Microsoft is loosing the console war when Sony has Konami and Naughty Dog on their side. Im a gamer, got a pc, xbox360 and a ps3 and in all honesty, Sony got the best exclusive titles. Yeah sure a high end pc have better graphics (for those of you who are graphicwhor.. and microsoft probably has a little bit better online service but can any of them play games like MGS and The Last Of Us?  Nope;)  

LordCrash88
LordCrash88

Everybody knows that PC is the best....well, everyone except Kojima who doesn't even know the platform I guess...

Kojiima is just a pathetic Sony fanboy.

matthewkenealy
matthewkenealy

Considering he made most of the Metal Gear games exclusively for PlayStation this isn't much of a surprise. Is it?

Redsyrup
Redsyrup

When the other console is being referred to as a 'water cooler' what do you expect?

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

for all the people still talking about kojima making mgs:gz 2 hours may I remind you that oblivion's main quest line was around 2 hours also but was still an amazing game and had easily over 30 hours worth of content because of all the side quests. just because mgs:gz's main story is 2 hours long doesn't mean it will not be amazing, it could last much longer than that.

SNESNOSTALGIA2
SNESNOSTALGIA2

I have always associated Sony with Kojima. If he said the opposite that would be news.

LoboTrovao
LoboTrovao

Kojima and Sony =  Eternal Love...  pathetic... well it's very clear this... sony paied kojima ... nearly... kojima defends sony as your own life. Kojiam is a sony toady...

Well 'Kojima are developing a special edition for playstation, because sony has a special contribuition = $$$" ahn? funny ...



Johnny-n-Roger
Johnny-n-Roger

The raw power of a console alone will be a moot point if there aren't a library of games to support it.  Also, Kojima "leaning towards Sony's camp" is neither a surprise or news to me being he developed games exclusively for Sony's platforms for a greater part of a decade.  And it would be more than intuitive to assume that a Japanese developer would favor a Japanese product. 

I give this article a 3 out of 10. Bad.

WautraetsM
WautraetsM

PlayStation 4 can render 1080p at 60fps with "room to spare"

So could my computer, 3 years ago. Way to crawl out from underneath that rock, Kojima.

Dante-xero
Dante-xero

It's no secret that the PS4 is stronger than the Xbox one...but i see no reason to get any of the "next-gen" consoles for atleast another year since the few titles which have been released have been rather weak.. My PC will surely keep me entertained until the time is right.

daz10x
daz10x

The Xbox One doesn't have the power to handle these graphics

endorbr
endorbr

Image quality so beautiful it makes 2 hour games worth $40 apparently...

Rakou
Rakou

I'm not partial to any of this gen's consoles, but I would expect a Japanese company to favourite a Japanese product (Playstation 4) over an American one (Xbox One)


This makes me feel more sceptical towards his argument.

vought
vought

This article embodies developer sentiment towards the 'controlling' Microsoft Corporation and the 'soft-core' Xbox One console.  The Xbox One is a multi-media device for the PEOPLE and not gamers.  Game developers find the PS4 easier to make games on and probably find Sony a friendlier company to do business with.  Everyone is sick and tired of being told by Microsoft how to develop and market their games.  Where is Halo 5???  I won't even consider buying the XBONE until Halo 5 arrives.  I'm sure it'll be good, but M$ has a lot to learn about it's consumer base (yes, we are individuals each with our own wants and needs) and they have to stop being so Communist about trying to wrangle everyone into their multi-media machine corral.  Marxists!  Everyone doesn't want the same thing.  Gamers want powerful great looking games, not stupid Hollywood movies and TV crap that we can already get anywhere.  You are soooo stupid M$, and no you don't control me which is why I bought my PS4 this morning.

FuzzyPancakes
FuzzyPancakes

@nyran125tk its a resolution, and most screens still are at 1080p unless your screen is larger than 40 inches and you're sitting closer than 6ft too it you're not going to notice much of a difference. If they lower the graphics settings enough you could probably play it in 4k.... but I don't think that is a good trade off at all. And you're right ofc the consoles can't really handle higher resolutions that well, but neither can a PC for the same price, you might get similar results as a console, at around the same price, but at the moment, not much better (most new games wont run at max settings at least around 60fps). PC's that can run games max at the moment, at 60 fps could cost about 1000 USD, if you want to run games in 4k max settings its probably going to be over 2000 USD 

igorphoenix
igorphoenix

@DELUKARD  Actualy the disc switch joke was a nod to original MGS on PS1 where you change discs at the same point, it has nothing to do with PS3 vs X360.

Hoski0999
Hoski0999

@DELUKARD  You know that they put in a full install right? Kojima did the partial installs as to not take up too much memory on the players consoles at one time. Was this annoying? Yes and it was recognized and though took a little longer then we wanted was fixed. 


MGS4 is a beautiful game plain and simple.


Kojima is not behaving like a fanboy, he is simply stating truth.  Blu Ray did kick the crap out of every other format out there, and it was a funny joke to bring back some nostalgia of switching discs. Never mentioned anything about how the 360 was inferior in that line, was simply stating truth about Blu Ray.  


He launched Metal Gear Titles on the Original Xbox and there was even a MGS1 Remake on the Cube, which was an original Sony Title. 


He did Snake Eater 3D for the 3DS, and HD bundles for 360 and PS3. So looks like he is putting the effort into other systems there son, he is just stating fact.


You do understand that its common knowledge now that Xbone does not put out the resolution the PS4 does right? He didn't call it a bad system, he's stating it will LOOK the best on PS4, not PLAY the best.


If I told you BF4 looked the best on PC am I a PC fanboy? Nope, just stating fact. You're just mad because someone is praising Sony, making you the fanboy, not him.

ninboxstation
ninboxstation

@guitarist1980

the 360 controller was imo (much) better than the  PS3 controller.. ,but not anymore with the PS4.... , they fixed everything they had to with the PS4 (bettter triggers, stronger analogsticks.., better place of the sticks...)

while the Xone pad sticks have become almost too "smooth" to move (they went in the direction of the PS3 sticks, while the PS4 sticks went in the direction of the 360 sticks..), the PS4 sticks feel stronger..


 sure the 360 has rumble triggers.., but the PS4 has a touch-surface button.. (and a "share" button)

imo the PS4 controller is what many wished the PS3 controller would have been.., while instead of making the Xone controller the same or better than the 360 controller, they made it a tad worse, when looking at those sticks.. (and they've made the controller a tad shorter..)


imo the PS4 controller wins over the Xbox one controller.. (even if not by much..., unlike when the 360 controller beat the PS3 controller by a lot)

ninboxstation
ninboxstation

@ojmstr  

yeah... the only MS exclusiv most are going to be hyped about is Halo 5...., but Destiny could become the new "Halo".... (Titanfall aint really hyping yet, and TF2 could just come to the PS4 too... Gears and Fable are lost.., Mass Efffect and L4D gone..., Quatum Shift aint' hyping at all..)

while Sony still has Infamous and The Last of Us/Uncharted (and possible a new God of war game.., and the new order 1886 could be a sleeping hit..), but Sony lost Resistance (and Killzone aint what it once was....), ..but the PS4 will have a few J-RPGs exclusives

and of course Mulitports will be  better on the PS4... (more power and more Ram..., if the Xbox one could have at least tieded or been better on one of those accounts, but it's weaker in "all accounts".. and games will start to use those extra Ram more and more in the future..)


I'm glad the the "stronger" console it leading at the moment.. (hate it, when the "weaker" con sole leads.. than we often get "downported" games on the stronger console resp. they don't fully use the power of the stornger console...)


nazgoroth
nazgoroth

@ojmstr  

Primary reason i now own a ps4... alongside a ps4 xbox360 and an xbox one (it's been an expensive december :p)

I'm hoping Sony releases more games like TLoU / Beyond / Heavy Rain / Drake / God OW.

That alone justifies buying a ps4... and if it's a misbuy and these games don't show up in the future (highly unlikely but still) atleast i'll have a machine that gets free games every month right? Games release the past year... not 5 years back.

Hoski0999
Hoski0999

@LordCrash88  This game isn't being made for the PC at the moment. So currently.. Yes it does look the best on PS4 compared to the current systems its being developed for... Dumba$$

Albaficas
Albaficas

@LordCrash88 best for graphics but in terms of AAA exclusives games ad studios ?

sony pc buddy deal with it and go back to a moba or something lol

Hoski0999
Hoski0999

@matthewkenealy  When you mean many, do you mean MGS4? all his other titles have been released or re-released on other conosles.

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

@Aaronp2k  You are talking apples and o.. non- reality sir, that comparison is no where near sensible. Oblivion's "main quest" is not the one that leads to the end of a story. Oblivion's main quest is the world they created and all of the ancillary quests contained therein. MGS:GZ has already been announced that its path is linear - I have heard no side quests announced. 

While I am sure the game will be just fine comparing it to Oblivion is ridiculous. I really do hope that there will be enough content to flesh out a $60 game that may only last one session. 


I think a more appropriate comparison would be Resident Evil. While a person could beat the game in under a couple of hours with just a knife, it took months of playing and re-playing to get to that point. If this upcoming game is just an incredible looking action sequence on rails that last under 5hrs, I would be stunned, as Kojima has always been able to produce some fantastic games.  There is a sickening trend in making games that are very very short due to the high costs and profits to be found in DLC. Tomb Raider, to me, was very short 10-14hrs long - me and a friend beat it under a weekend with time to spare. The original tomb raider on ps took much longer back in the day. 


But anyway, do not compare Oblivions game time to MGS-GZ, and those with complaints of a short game, have every right considering the game will cost the same as Skyrim when it came out... another short game, lol. 

Hoski0999
Hoski0999

@LoboTrovao  So why did he give BOTH consoles exclusive missions? If Sony paid him off that wouldn't be happening buddy trust me. You see things like Call of Duty with Map packs coming earlier to consoles and crap like that, then you see what happens when companies pay.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@LoboTrovao  he is not defending sony though. he is telling the truth, any game will look better on the ps4 because it has better hardware. sony do not need defending, it is microsoft what need defending because atm they are losing the console war (and when I say losing, I mean losing badly). That is why he was quite vague about the xbox one, because if he spouted a load of shit saying the graphics look horrendous compared to ps4 then it would not sell as good on the xbox one and that means less sales for his game and bad reputation for any potential future making games for xbox.

Hoski0999
Hoski0999

@WautraetsM  Game is not being developed for PC, just consoles, so this comment is irrelevant. He's comparing to the current hardware he is working with.

BradBurns
BradBurns

@WautraetsM  Yeah, but I don't think Kojima considers himself to be primarily a PC developer. Most of his audience are console owners.

Plus, PC specs are always a moving target. There's very little to no room for optimization of the hardware. That alone has been console gaming's best strength for a long time. How much does a PS4 cost compared to the price you paid for that PC, three years ago?

I'd guess the PS4 is actually pretty cheap compared to that kind of PC.

ojmstr
ojmstr

@WautraetsM  Why do you compare a console and a computer? everyone knows that a computer has more power than a console, it`s kinda obvious:)  

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

@WautraetsM  As someone who was in college before the sega genesis and have built gaming pcs since 97' - comparing consoles to pc is ridiculous. The ease and universal design of a console will keep many many people very happy with incredible graphics for very little costs, not to mention getting first crack at some of the newest and large exclusive game libraries. 

But pc gaming will always have cutting edge tech to drive it at the cost of time, money, knowledge and lack of AAA ports that may come much later if at all. 


PC gamers talk about how easy it is to build a gaming pc but if that was true why are their so few who - actually know and do it. 

I mean go to your window (or your mom's basement) and look 20 houses up and 20 houses down- count all of the people. Out of all of them how many really- i mean really truly, know how to build AND upkeep a gaming PC. How many of the single moms, divorced dads, girls and boys 14-24, pillheads, grandmas and pas know how to match the atx, micro atx, FM1, AMD, Intel, case, fans, GPU, CPU, RAM and then keep bios, drivers constantly updated. BUT with console's all they have to do is grab a game out of Walmart, throw it in the machine and tada their kids are playing dance dance something, or the newest COD. 


PC gamers will always enjoy the perks console gamers will not but our hobby will always be a very niche one compared to 800lb gorilla that is console gaming. The architecture of coding to a console will also mean that 400-500 machine will have great looking games for many years to come. Each will do just fine and lambasting one or another is like children on a playground. 

DELUKARD
DELUKARD

@Aaronp2k

This gen xbox 1 and ps4 are the same , they use almost the same hardware and will be able to process the same kind of effects.

the only difference is resolution and that's it. 

The difference between the ps4 and the xbox one won't be as much as it was on the ps2 and the first xbox. 

That said, Yes the ps4 is better in tech terms. but not that much better.

Ps2 coudn't do pixel shading, bump maping, anisotropic (i think it used bilinear and maybe trilinear) res was to low on some games.

Xbox and gamecube could to the above.

Like i said in this gen that difference doesn't exist.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@blackzio @WautraetsM @dysonlu  u know to build an equivalent spec pc to the ps4 right now actually costs more than it would be to buy a ps4 (which has already been built, no diy involved). A lot of pc elitists will say I am chatting shit obviously, but its true I have priced it all up and the difference is quite significant.

WautraetsM
WautraetsM

@dysonlu No, i am not. I'm merely implying that the ps4 is just as weak as my 3year old computer AND i'm building a new one. Thats just evolution, most computers right now have surpassed these so called "next gen" consoles.

dysonlu
dysonlu

@WautraetsM  

How so?  Are you retarded?    He never said this was an industry first.  He didn't say the PC couldn't do it.

"I think, between the home consoles available in the domestic market [...]"


You are completely out of context and beside the point.